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Definition of bottle noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



/ˈbɑl/ bottle pronunciation American
1 [countable] a glass or plastic container, usually round, with straight sides and a narrow neck, used especially for storing liquidsa wine/beer/soda bottlePut the top back on the bottle.2 [countable] (also bottleful
/ˈbɑtlfʊl/ bottleful pronunciation American
the amount contained in a bottleHe drank a whole bottle of wine.
3 the bottle [singular] (informal) alcoholic drinkAfter his wife died, he really hit the bottle (= started drinking heavily).4 [countable, usually singular] a bottle used to give milk to a baby; the milk from such a bottle (used instead of mother's milk)It's time for her bottle.